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COMPRESSION ETHICS

Sounds first, words later. Ndanzwa Ngoma Kurira by Zimbabwe's Thomas Mapfumo. From his 1984 Mabasa album. The lyrics and LP artwork are both stunning, add a whole new next-level deepness to this already deep track.   
 


The song title translates to I Hear The Sounds of Drumming.


    Ive heard the sound of drumming,
    Guys youve let me down
    I have heard the sound of drumming
    Guys, I would like to go
    Ive heard the sounds of drumming
    The girls here are proud
    Ive heard the sound of drumming
    Guys youve killed me
    Ive heard the sound of drumming.



 A quick lookabout pulled up this relatively recent article on Mapfumo.